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  • Air Force looks at faster, smarter hardware acquisition and big data to help solve T-6 OBOGS issues

    While many of the OBOGS issues are markedly better than last year, the Air Force is looking at ways to procure hardware upgrades like the enhanced OBOGS faster and smarter, increase basic science and research and collect and apply new research data into acquisitions standards in order to properly address the broader issue of physiological events that cuts across all manned aviation.
  • IHA goes live in cloud

    The status of Air Force installation and mission support programs is now just a click away, thanks to the new Installation Health Assessment tool’s cloud analytics capability.
  • Future deployers: Don’t forget to feed the runway

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Blue Horizons Program at Air University is a CSAF-chartered, future-oriented think tank that creates and tests prototypes of new strategic concepts and capabilities.Three Blue Horizons Fellows, with different technical backgrounds, including a former member of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • PEO Digital soups-up intel sharing software

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Program Executive Office Digital is helping services share intelligence by updating software for the Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS.  All military branches and their special operations forces use DCGS to share intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, supporting the Department of Defense’s “Need to
  • KC-46, F-35 completes receiver certification testing

    Two of the Air Force’s newest aircraft completed a major accomplishment recently at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • C3I&N manages exponential network growth

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – System engineers at Hanscom are trying to increase network capacity to the point where no Airman will ever curse the connection or blame the blue circle for work stoppage.Most Air Force installations, each hosting thousands of users, connect to the outside world through a choke point that resembles single-lane
  • Air Force Research Laboratory demonstrates world’s first daytime free-space quantum communication enabled by adaptive optics

    Starfire Optical Range, N.M. – The Air Force Research Laboratory Starfire Optical Range (SOR) recently demonstrated quantum communication in daylight under conditions representative of space-to-Earth satellite links.“This is the world’s first such demonstration, integrating quantum communication with a novel filtering technique enabled by adaptive
  • Need for speed: Air Force meets acquisition acceleration “Century Challenge” milestone

    The challenge to streamline and accelerate programs was put forth to the service’s acquisition community as the Air Force focuses on adversaries who are rapidly innovating.
  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    As Airmen approach and plan for summer activities, leadership at all levels should take the time to discuss risk management and highlight hazards Airmen may encounter during the upcoming months. The Air Force’s top three leaders began that conversation in a tri-signature memorandum recently sent to all Airmen.
  • Leak: swift hiring makes early adoption possible

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will require managers to fast-track hiring for some vacant acquisition positions, said the AFLCMC senior functional for program managers at a town hall here May 16.Chris Leak, who is also director of acquisition excellence and program execution for AFLCMC, spoke to
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